Director of Finance Corporate Systems

    • Marriott International
  • Bethesda, MD
  • Posted 27 days ago | Updated moments ago


On Site
USD 110,550.00 - 245,238.00 per year
Full Time


Information Technology
Continuous improvement
Financial software
Data integrity
Oracle Financials
Process improvement
Systems architecture
Data architecture
Design patterns
Data integration
Business systems
Environment management
Release management
Software deployment
Product ownership
Production support
Information systems
Computer science
Oracle Fusion
Robotic process automation
Microsoft Power BI
Data warehouse
IT management
Capital expenditures
IT transformation
Cloud computing
Enterprise resource planning
Financial reporting
Business requirements
Product design
Data management
Regulatory Compliance
Information retrieval
Investor relations
International relations
IT governance
Operational risk
Project management
Software management
Service delivery
Project planning
Quality control
Functional design
Quality assurance
Solution delivery
Systems engineering
Problem solving
Strategy development
Business plans
Customer satisfaction
Market share
Organizational skills
Relationship building
Customer relationship management
Shared services
Revenue management
Business operations
Business process
Software development methodology
Information security
Business acumen
Computer hardware
Word processor
Reading comprehension
Health care
Life insurance

Job Details

Job Number 24107514
Job Category Information Technology
Location Marriott International HQ, 7750 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, United States VIEW ON MAP
Schedule Full-Time
Located Remotely? Y
Relocation? N
Position Type Management


Marriott has an exciting opportunity for a Director on the Corporate Systems team within the Finance domain. This role is part of a team owning technology and supporting Marriott's critical enterprise applications.

The Director, Financial Systems will lead the strategic design, implementation, and continuous improvement of Finance technology systems that support the Finance team. In this role you will act and operate as a technology SME to accelerate delivery of solutions that bring efficiencies and modernize finance processes via technology. Working with our global finance teams, and technology partners, you will have an amazing opportunity to elevate the way Marriott's Corporate Systems team delivers world-class solutions that leverage cloud technology, SaaS platforms, automation tools and other capabilities.

This position requires a blend of financial expertise and technical proficiency to ensure the efficient functioning of financial systems, data integrity, and compliance with regulatory standards. You will drive implementation, maintenance, and optimization of finance-related software, databases, and processes. Collaborating closely with finance leaders and IT professionals, you will drive innovation, streamline workflows, and leverage technology to enhance financial reporting, analysis, and decision-making.


Education and Experience

Required Qualifications:
  • 8+ years of experience supporting Oracle Financials, PeopleSoft or other ERP systems.
  • 8+ years of experience implementing and optimizing global finance technology systems including migration from on-prem to Cloud ERP systems.
  • Leadership experience managing strategic initiatives and programs with finance technology driving system and process improvements.
  • Expert understanding of systems architecture and ability to design and prototype scalable performance-driven solutions.
  • Expert understanding of data architecture, database objects and data design patterns for reporting and analytics.
  • Hands on experience designing and building technology solutions in partnership with stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with platform authentication patterns (SAML, SSO, OAuth)
  • Knowledge of data integration tools and experience integrating ERP with different business systems (APIs, middleware tools etc.)
  • Understanding of environment management, release management, code versioning best practices, and deployment methodologies (DevOps).
  • Knowledge of and experience with cloud native technology to design and implement solutions and system integrations.
  • Experience with platform security capabilities.
  • Background in design/development of large-scale system capabilities, or complete software product lifecycle exposure.
  • Experience with technology product ownership and delivery.
  • Prior experience being a liaison between finance and engineering departments with experience driving excellence through end-to-end ownership and collaboration.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and compliance standards relevant to finance and technology (e.g., GDPR, SOX, PCI-DSS).
  • Ability to review and manage usage, licensing, and costs with vendor platforms.
  • Ability to learn modern technologies and adopt new technologies to streamline and simplify processes, keep related systems in sync and maintain data parity across an integrated ecosystem.
  • Strong communication skills with a passion for mentoring and guiding diverse teams through strategic initiatives.
  • Production support experience.
  • Bachelor of Science or Equivalent degree in Mathematics, Information Systems, Computer Science or Engineering
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree
  • Experience with Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP.
  • Experience with RPA tools and other automation capabilities.
  • Experience with analytics capabilities designing and implementing visualization solutions like Power BI, Tableau and associated data warehouses.
  • Understanding of financial processes including cyclical events.
  • Experience in agile software methodologies and associated tooling.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate future data platform opportunities.
  • Technology leadership experience in a sourced environment.

Technical Leadership
  • Trains and/or mentors other team members, and peers as appropriate.
  • Provides oversight to direct reports and dotted line reports in the Finance technology space.
  • Provides technology leadership and oversight to finance domain tech solutions across organizational initiatives.
  • Provides financial input on department or project budgets, capital expenditures or other cost/resource estimates as requested.
  • Identifies opportunities to enhance the service delivery processes.
Delivering Technology
  • Own the Finance technology stack helping drive strategy and roadmap for ERP and ancillary technology ecosystem.
  • Work with Finance and global technology on finance technology transformation including migration to Cloud ERP.
  • Oversee the implementation, customization, and integration of finance software solutions such as Cloud ERP systems, financial reporting tools, budgeting and forecasting software, and other relevant platforms.
  • Collaborate with Finance stakeholders to define requirements, deliverables, and set and manage expectations.
  • Translate business requirements into well-architected solutions that best leverage Marriott technology assets and design standards.
  • Lead technical product design sessions; architect and document technical solutions aligned with Marriott business objectives for Finance; identify gaps between current and desired end-states.
  • Own and drive technology solutioning for Finance and help ideate options that align with approved architecture patterns.
  • Establish and enforce data management policies, procedures, and standards to ensure data accuracy, consistency, security, and compliance with regulatory requirements (e.g., GDPR, SOX).
  • Manage extended stakeholder expectations liaising across teams to identify opportunities for system efficiencies and improvements.
  • Plan, architect, design and manage delivery of technology solutions with global technology teams and service providers.
  • Continuously evaluate and optimize finance processes, workflows, and system configurations to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and scalability.
  • Escalate and manage platform and delivery issues with technology vendors as needed.
IT Governance
  • Follows all defined IR standards and processes (i.e., IT Governance, SM&G, Architecture, etc.), and provides input for improvements to the appropriate process owners as needed.
  • Maintains a proper balance between business and operational risk.
  • Follows the defined project management standards and processes.
Service Provider, COTS, and Custom Application Management
  • Lead prioritization meetings with stakeholders and drive resolution of changes through the process for portfolio of supported applications
  • Coordinate and track the delivery of highly visible operational activities/problems.
  • Groom backlog of features and changes with stakeholders.
  • Validates that Service Providers and internal teams develop and manage respective aspects of a project plan, including schedules, deliverables, and appropriate metrics.
  • Makes short term plans for the team to effectively utilize resources.
  • Monitors Service Provider and internal team's outcomes.
  • Reviews estimates of work effort for client project provided by Service Providers and internal teams for accuracy.
  • Facilitates timely resolution of service delivery problems and minimizes the impact to clients.
  • Functions as an applications expert for both senior leadership and project teams in effective utilization of existing technology in business technical applications, either enterprise-wise or business-wide.
  • Leads workgroup/project team or functions as a technical specialist.
  • Supports and develops systems in a minimum of one environment.
  • Develops and manages respective aspects of a project plan with minimal assistance, including schedules, deliverables, and appropriate metrics.
  • Plans and coordinates complex integration(s) and implementation overseeing quality control of systems functional design, usability, functionality, and implementation.
  • Coordinates with quality assurance, infrastructure services, vendor, and internal application delivery teams.
  • Provides consultation for routine and complex systems development.
  • Provides accurate estimates of work effort for client project.
  • Functions as a technical resource for other team members.
  • Understanding and ability to facilitate and execute technical infrastructure, technical specialization, and technical integration activities.
  • Strong understanding of business processes, customers, and functions.

  • Communication - Conveys information and ideas to others in a convincing and engaging manner through a variety of methods.
  • Leading Through Vision and Values - Keeps the organization's vision and values at the forefront of employee decision making and action.
  • Managing Change - Initiates and/or manages the change process and energizes it on an ongoing basis, taking steps to remove barriers or accelerate its pace; serves as role model for how to manage change by maintaining composure and performance level under pressure or when experiencing challenges.
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making - Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; obtains and compares information from different sources to draw conclusions, develops and evaluates alternatives and solutions, solves problems, and chooses a course of action.
  • Professional Demeanor - Exhibits behavioral styles that convey confidence and command respect from others; makes a good first impression and represents the company in alignment with its values.
  • Strategy Development - Develops business plans by exploring and systematically evaluating opportunities with the greatest potential for producing positive results; ensures successful preparation and execution of business plans through effective planning, organizing, and on-going evaluation processes.
Managing Execution
  • Building a Successful Team - Uses an effective interpersonal style to build a cohesive team; inspires and sustains team cohesion and engagement by focusing the team on its mission and importance to the organization.
  • Strategy Execution - Ensures successful execution across of business plans designed to maximize customer satisfaction, profitability, and market share through effective planning, organizing, and on-going evaluation processes.
  • Driving for Results - Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; assumes responsibility for work objectives; initiates, focuses, and monitors the efforts of self and/or others toward the accomplishment goals; proactively takes action and goes beyond what is required.
Building Relationships
  • Customer Relationships - Develops and sustains relationships based on an understanding of customer/stakeholder needs and actions consistent with the company's service standards.
  • Global Mindset - Supports employees and business partners with diverse styles, abilities, motivations, and/or cultural perspectives; utilizes differences to drive innovation, engagement and enhance business results; and ensures employees are given the opportunity to contribute to their full potential.
  • Strategic Partnerships - Develops collaborative relationships with fellow employees and business partners by making them feel valued, appreciated, and included; explores partnership opportunities with other people in and outside the organization; influences and leverages corporate and continental shared services and/or discipline leaders (e.g., HR, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Revenue Management) to achieve objectives; maintains effective external relations with government, business and industry in respective countries; performs effectively as a liaison between locations, disciplines, and corporate to ensure needed resources are received and corporate strategies are understood and executed.
Generating Talent and Organizational Capability
  • Developing Others - Supports the development of other's skills and capabilities so that they can fulfill current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively.
  • Organizational Capability - Evaluates and adapts the structure of assignments and work processes to best fit the needs and/or support the goals of an organizational unit.
Learning and Applying Professional Expertise
  • Continuous Learning - Actively identifies new areas for learning; regularly creates and takes advantage of learning opportunities; uses newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learns through their application.
  • Technical Acumen - Understanding and utilizing professional skills and knowledge in a specific functional area to conduct and manage everyday business operations and generate innovative solutions to approach function-specific work challenges
    • Technical Intelligence: Knowledge and ability to define and apply appropriate technology to enhance business process.
    • Development Methodologies: Knowledge of general stages of SDLC framework and the application tiers within the development space.
    • Information Security: Knowledge of the security considerations relevant within the development space, including industry best practices related to information security
  • Business Acumen - Understands and utilizes business information to manage everyday operations and generate innovative solutions to approach business and administrative challenges.
  • Basic Competencies - Fundamental competencies required for accomplishing basic work activities.
    • Basic Computer Skills - Using basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.).
    • Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly, correctly, and in a way that allows one to solve work-related issues.
    • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
    • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
    • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
California Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $110,550 to $245,238 annually.

Colorado Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $110,550 to $222,943 annually.

Hawaii Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $133,766 to $245,238 annually.

New York Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $110,550 to $245,238 annually.

Washington Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $110,550 to $245,238 annually. In addition to the annual salary, the position will be eligible to receive an annual bonus. Employees will accrue 0.04616 PTO balance for every hour worked and eligible to receive minimum of 7 holidays annually.

All locations offer coverage for medical, dental, vision, health care flexible spending account, dependent care flexible spending account, life insurance, disability insurance, accident insurance, adoption expense reimbursements, paid parental leave, educational assistance, 401(k) plan, stock purchase plan, discounts at Marriott properties, commuter benefits, employee assistance plan, and childcare discounts. Benefits are subject to terms and conditions, which may include rules regarding eligibility, enrollment, waiting period, contribution, benefit limits, election changes, benefit exclusions, and others.

Marriott HQ is committed to a hybrid work environment that enables associates to Be connected. Headquarters-based positions are considered hybrid, for candidates within a commuting distance to Bethesda, MD; candidates outside of commuting distance to Bethesda, MD will be considered for Remote positions.

The application deadline for this position is 28 days after the date of this posting, June 24, 2024.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

Marriott International is the world's largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. Be where you can do your best work, begin your purpose, belong to an amazing global team, and become the best version of you.

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